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Are smart drugs driving Silicon Valley?

Business News - 8 hours 8 min ago
Open the refrigerator in entrepreneur Dave Asprey's home and you may as well be at a pharmacy.

Give Your Kitchen a New Look With a Lighting Update

Lifestyles - 8 hours 9 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - A simple, inexpensive lighting update can completely transform your kitchen from dull to dynamite.

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), good lighting design makes kitchens more functional, as well as more enjoyable, relaxing and suitable for entertaining.

"Good lighting is vitally important in kitchens," says Jeff Dross, corporate director for education and industry trends for Kichler Lighting. "Perhaps more work in the home is done in the kitchen area than any other room, and having improper lighting would be tantamount to candles in a warehouse or flashlights on a factory floor.

"Food preparation is a vital, though sometimes tedious, task performed virtually every day," Dross continues. "Cooking in a poorly illuminated space only increases the drudgery and the danger. Good lighting adds to the overall space, and increases the pleasure in using said space."

The very fact that kitchens are spaces where people spend a lot of time makes them valuable areas when reselling a home, as well. For this reason, many experts agree kitchen renovations are among the best ways to boost the value of your home. Along with bathrooms, kitchens are an integral part of the home to virtually everyone.

Unfortunately, when it comes time to updating kitchens with a new look, lighting does not always get the attention it deserves. According to Dross, this is to the detriment of home design.

"Lighting is as important a design element as wall coverings, flooring and countertops," says Dross. "It can make an average kitchen look great and elevate a fabulous design to perfection. Need to increase the visual size of a room without tearing down a wall? Add lighting above the cabinets and at the toe-kick space.

"The importance of good, high lumen output for task (under-cabinet) lighting cannot be over emphasized," Dross adds. "Wall-mounted cabinets create shadows on countertop work surfaces. The only way to alleviate those shadows (and the accompanying dark spots on the cutting board) is with under-cabinet lighting."

Another factor to keep in mind relates to energy usage, and by extension, your power bill. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that American consumers use electricity for lighting the kitchen more than any other room in the house. So, to save electricity costs, invest in energy-efficient lighting in the kitchen.

To see the most up-to-date fixtures and shades, and to consult with a professionally trained lighting expert, visit your local ALA-member retailer, or go online to americanlightingassoc.com.

Hashtag #money. The business of the pound sign

Business News - 8 hours 23 min ago
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No, you can't fly drones over the White House

Business News - 8 hours 28 min ago
In the United States, drone flying rules are pretty strict. Flying them over the White House is, naturally, out of the question.

2 dead in Home Depot incident

CNN - 8 hours 53 min ago
Shoppers crowded into a Manhattan Home Depot store to prepare for an anticipated snowstorm streamed into the streets Sunday afternoon after an employee shot a store manager and then himself, according to NYPD spokesman Sgt. Brendan Ryan.
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Chinese mom sells baby for $7,000

CNN World - 8 hours 58 min ago
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Categories: International News

Whale watchers celebrate epic season

CNN - 8 hours 59 min ago
As gray whales make their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico, California whale watching companies are reporting record numbers of whales being sighted.
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See what teen invented using Legos

CNN - 9 hours 5 min ago
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Categories: National News

Robber forces woman into trunk

CNN - 9 hours 6 min ago
Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman and forced her into her trunk. CNN affiliate KTVT has the story.
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Student bodyslams teacher in class

CNN - 9 hours 7 min ago
A fight between a teacher and a student is caught on camera. CNN affiliate WPIX reports.
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Best dad ever builds backyard luge track

CNN World - 9 hours 23 min ago
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Categories: International News

Pageantry, military might on display in India

CNN World - 9 hours 24 min ago
President Obama attended the Indian Republic Day Parade where the country's armed forces are showcased.
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Greece's new anti-austerity government worries markets

Business News - 9 hours 28 min ago
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Rare predator spotted in river

CNN World - 9 hours 29 min ago
The CEO for the World Wildlife Fund spotted a rare black jaguar in Brazil's Juruena National Park.
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Rocket blast almost hits driver

CNN World - 9 hours 30 min ago
Dramatic dashcam footage from Ukraine appears to show the moment a rocket nearly hit an on-coming motorist.
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